What is a LEGO workshop?
LEGO is a great, versatile tool to encourage engagement with a wide range of age groups, from children to adults. Its tactile nature means workshops can be the perfect ice breaker, too – people can’t help but pick LEGO bricks up and start playing.
LEGO workshops make use of this tactile appeal to participants of all ages, and can be used at venues of almost any size, and adapted to most visitor numbers.
If you would like to discuss a LEGO workshop or event with me, please do get in touch.
Creative LEGO workshop sessions can vary greatly in their content and pace depending on the ages of those participating, the time available, and the number of participants in each session.
Just a few of the creative workshops Bricks McGee has run for previous venues include:
- Town Planner: plan your dream LEGO city, creating a collaborative utopia.
- Green Fingers: build the ultimate LEGO garden, from plants to wildlife!
- Spaceships! Create a moonbase and explore the galaxy.
- Local Landmarks: build your area’s most famous buildings and monuments in LEGO bricks!
- Crazy Golf: build your own crazy golf course in LEGO bricks and hit that hole-in-one.
There are many other activities and themes available; please contact me to discuss how a session could work for your venue.
Challenge workshops & activities
Challenge workshops provide a technical challenge in LEGO bricks, which can be tailored for your venue.
These activities work well for older children, aged 7 – 11 years old.
- Bridges & Towers: test your building skills with these engineering feats.
- Drag Racers: engineer the ultimate pull-back racers and compete!
- Robot Arena: pit your robots against other teams in increasingly difficult arenas.
Contact us for more workshop activities!
Previous LEGO workshop clients
I run LEGO workshops throughout the UK for a variety of organisations, including libraries and museums. Each workshop is tailored to the client’s desired learning outcomes, or to match a specific theme of a visiting exhibition, conference or corporate away day. I hold a current DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) certificate.
Below is a small sample of the LEGO workshops I’ve run, from building local landmarks to STEM-related activities and more.
Kirkgate MarketsLeeds, West Yorkshire
3 days of play at Leeds’ indoor markets, Kirkgate Markets. Cars, cities and market stalls – a great few days of LEGO building for children and families – plus a feature on BBC Radio Leeds!
Bricktropolis - Sheffield BIDSheffield, South Yorkshire
Two weeks of LEGO workshops in Sheffield, Yorkshire, as part of Bricktropolis which attracts 20,000 people to the city.
Eureka! National Childrens' MuseumHalifax, West Yorkshire
A few days of LEGO building to help Brick This build a huge model of a Grand Central train using only LEGO blocks – and the help of lucky families!
Discovery MuseumNewcastle upon Tyne
1000 visitors helped to make their contribution to a huge LEGO map of Newcastle during this workshop, building local landmarks, spaceships, sea monsters and more.
The WordSouth Shields, Tyne and Wear
Half term workshops in a popular library in South Shields on the North Eastern coastline.
Durham University LEGO SocietyDurham, North East England
A few hours of workshops for Durham University LEGO fans as part of their LEGO society.
Gateshead LibrariesGateshead, England
As part of an event organised by children and teenagers within the library, this LEGO workshop saw members of the public come and build a LEGO model of the High Level Bridge designed by me. Great fun!
Buxton Crescent MuseumBuxton, Derbyshire
LEGO workshops as part of a visitor event, aimed at engaging families and increasing awareness and footfall in a previously derelict area of the town.
Monkton School, BathBath, South West England
A day of LEGO workshops for this school in Bath as part of a wellbeing day for teachers and pupils. A range of LEGO activities designed to challenge, stimulate and energise.